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February 4, 2021

Mango-Centric recipes for the Super Bowl win!

My father watched a lot of football when I was a little girl. He used to gamble on games and have 7-8 TV’s playing all the games at once. I knew everything about football from a very young age. I never loved it, but I did know more than most young girls and women about the sport and to some extent still do.

The one thing I have always loved about the Super Bowl is the holiday like food preparations that go into watching the game with friends or family. I don’t watch a lot of football these days but I still dig making the food.

Super Bowl food, much like Thanksgiving food, tends to encompass the same items time and time again. Lots of meats, lots of drinks, chips and salsas, guacamole and some sweet stuff.

We perused our Crespo Organic recipes and found some of our favorite “touchdown!” worthy bites that seem perfect for Sunday’s big game, regardless of whether your team wins or loses. We chose simple, tasty and mango-centric dips, wings, BBQ, salsas, drinks and sweets that will score big with your TV watching team, even those that only love the commercials!

This seems like a great time for a shout out to KC, since I live in Missouri these days!

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Winter Citrus & Mango Frenzy

February 7, 2019

Magic happens when mangoes meet winter citrus

I am lucky to live in California, a place where citrus literally falls off  trees in winter and brightens our rain soak days. Our grocery stores and farmers markets are brimming with a variety of  brightly hued choices  and my neighbors give me buckets of Meyer lemons,  mandarins, oranges as well as a cluster of other varieties.  So we may have went a little crazy in the Crespo Organic Kitchen the last few weeks creating recipes with these offerings.  Mangoes compliment citrus perfectly by balancing with sweetness,  eliminating the need for excess sugar. The perfumed nature of ripe mangoes balances the deep rich flavor of citrus peels. We are quite pleases with these recipes and think we offer something for everyone – sweet and savory. Its a celebration of the magic that occurs when mangoes are paired with citrus! 

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Mango Caramel 3 Ways

October 26, 2016

Foolproof Caramel Recipes Using Mangoes: Salted (Classic), Faux and Tropical Vegan

There is no one way to make caramel. The variances of technique, ingredients and measurements are ample. It’s really a matter of taste and personal preference that guide choices. And when it comes to caramel there is one overlying rule: practice makes perfect.

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